Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Phone: 509-335-4526 / 509-358-7598
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Auditory Perception
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Central auditory processing disorders.
- International rehabilitation program development.
Dr. Gail D. Chermak is an internationally recognized authority on (central) auditory processing disorder ([C]APD). She has published extensively and lectured widely on differential diagnosis and treatment of (C)APD. Her co-authored articles and letters to the editor on (C)APD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were named by her peers as among the best in diagnostic audiology in 6 of the last 9 consecutive years. Her 2-volume Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder, edited with Frank Musiek and published in 2007, is considered the definitive text on (C)APD.
Dr. Chermak is professor of audiology and chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University. She held the Washington State University College of Liberal Arts Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in 1999–2002, and she received the College's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2002. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is included in several major American and international biographical listings.
Funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the World Institute on Disability, and the Fulbright American Republics Research Program, Dr. Chermak has traveled extensively, consulting with public and private agencies in the area of rehabilitation service delivery. She has chaired and served on a number of national professional committees and task forces, including the 2005 ASHA Work Group on Central Auditory Processing Disorder ([C]APD), which authored a technical report and position statement. She is an assistant editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and she serves as editorial consultant for several other professional and scientific journals.
Questions? Contact Dr. Chermak.